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UA/Star Alliance: 2016 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

UA/Star Alliance: 2016 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

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Old Nov 24, 16, 1:53 pm
  #511  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
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Originally Posted by drewmcmanus View Post
(This one is for my son)

Departure Airport: DCA preferred, or IAD ok
Miles Needed: ~2600 PQM
Required Spend or Budget: need $23 PQD
Available Travel Dates: December 17-18, 2016
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: United
IAD-ORD-SRQ-ORD-IAD day trip 12/18 is $275, 3278 miles.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...2000;a=UA;eo=e
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Old Nov 24, 16, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by jbeckett View Post
SFO-IAH-EWR-BQN-EWR-SFO out 12/3 return 12/4 is $462, 9770 miles.
SFO-IAH-BNA-SFO day trip 12/10 is $250, 4260 miles.
This requires China visa. SFO-CTU-SFO out 12/3 return 12/5 is $633, 13740 miles.
SFO-HKG-SFO out 12/2 return 12/4 is $850, 13828 PQM.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...2-04;a=UA;eo=e
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...1835;a=UA;eo=e
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...0UA8;a=UA;eo=e
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...2-04;a=UA;eo=e

This is great! If I spend a little more money (Business Class or First), can I do a shorter trip?
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Old Nov 24, 16, 3:34 pm
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Had to side track this thread to take a moment to wish especially, Jbeckett along with each and everyone on flyer talk a very wonderful and safe Thanksgiving if you're flying to/from anywhere..

jbeckett - has made this a phenomenal thread and I/we cannot thank you enough for all your time and special contributions to each and everyone's post.

Happy Thanksgiving and to many happy and safe miles to come for everyone..
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Old Nov 24, 16, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by drewmcmanus View Post
Departure Airport: SFO
Miles Needed: ~14000 PQM
Required Spend or Budget: anything reasonable
Available Travel Dates: December 2016, weekends preferred
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: United
Originally Posted by drewmcmanus View Post
If I spend a little more money (Business Class or First), can I do a shorter trip?
SFO-IAD-SJU-IAH-SFO out 12/10 return 12/11 in first is $1034, 15264 PQM.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...sc=b;a=UA;eo=e
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Old Nov 24, 16, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by vg247 View Post
jbeckett - has made this a phenomenal thread and I/we cannot thank you enough for all your time and special contributions to each and everyone's post.
Thanks for the kind comment. Many people contribute both to these mileage run threads as well as the overall community. I've just happened to have some spare time in the past few weeks and enjoy the challenge of finding reasonable MRs. Have a good Thanksgiving too!
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Old Nov 24, 16, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by acyvr View Post
I don't have specific dates in-mind. Preferably not an overnight if possible.

Thanks for the suggestion - Is there a way to see which fare buckets these fall into? I don't think the lowest United buckets give 100% qualifying miles for AC status.
Usually earn 50% which should be well over your 2200 miles requirement
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Old Nov 25, 16, 7:53 am
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Departure Airport: LAX
Miles Needed: 15,642+
Required Spend or Budget: na
Available Travel Dates: Dec. 20-23, 2016
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: prefer UA

Ultimate return destination by end of day Dec. 23 = IAD

Thanks.
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Old Nov 25, 16, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by Eric A. Welter View Post
Departure Airport: LAX
Miles Needed: 15,642+
Required Spend or Budget: na
Available Travel Dates: Dec. 20-23, 2016
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: prefer UA

Ultimate return destination by end of day Dec. 23 = IAD

Thanks.
LAX-SFO-TPE-SFO-DEN-IAD out 12/21 return 12/23 is $1292, 15666 miles.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...A461;a=UA;eo=e
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Old Nov 25, 16, 11:24 am
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Thanks!

Originally Posted by jbeckett View Post
LAX-SFO-TPE-SFO-DEN-IAD out 12/21 return 12/23 is $1292, 15666 miles.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...A461;a=UA;eo=e
Thanks for the help!
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Old Nov 26, 16, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by david_oz View Post
Hi all

I have 2xGPU's expiring in January 2017. Although its very early days, looking at my 2017 travel year, its likely I'll need a mileage run to retain 1K for 2018. So I'm thinking I'll do the mileage run in January and hopefully burn through the 2x GPU's at the same time.

Here's what I'm looking for:
Departure airport: Based in YYC. Open to travelling anywhere.
Miles needed: Any amount
Required spend or budget: Aiming for under C$7c/mile (US$5.2c)
Available travel dates: Weekends of Jan 13-15 or 20-22 (inclusive of the Friday or could also leave the Thursday evening)
Required metal or codeshares ok: At least one businessfirst sector has to be a guaranteed upgrade. I'm ok playing the lottery if the chances are decent (eg. P9, PN9 etc...). Also ok with codeshares on shorter legs

So far, I've been focusing my search around South East Asia but I'm not quite finding anything meeting the criteria. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks all for your help. I ended up booking the attached itinerary. Its a bit different to what I was originally looking for, but it gives me:
1. a guaranteed upgrade to NRT on the 747 upper deck
2. almost 24 hours in Tokyo, a city I really really enjoy
3. A short visit to Guam, which I've never visited before
4. 14,700PQM with the potential to pick up more with a SDC out of HNL/SFO on the way back
5. Relatively easy upgrades to clear on the waitlisted segments GUM-YYC.
6. All UA metal - ability to apply a gift cert I had
7. C$7.4c/mile - a little higher than what i wanted, but worth it for all of the above points
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Old Nov 27, 16, 12:34 am
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Originally Posted by jbeckett View Post
SFO-IAD-SJU-IAH-SFO out 12/10 return 12/11 in first is $1034, 15264 PQM.
https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...sc=b;a=UA;eo=e
Outstanding! Thank you!
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Old Nov 27, 16, 7:12 am
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Can anyone help? I have found the business class flight with Air China which, would be brilliant (out of FRA) however, just a tad too expensive.

Departure Airport: VIE
Miles Needed: 14.000
Required Spend or Budget: na
Available Travel Dates: Apr. 15 - 22nd
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Don't mind but miles will be credited to TK
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Old Nov 27, 16, 8:32 am
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Departure Airport: EWR
Miles Needed: 5,500 PQM
Required Spend or Budget: $1,500
Available Travel Dates: December Weekends, same day return preferable.
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: UA Metal

Domestic only, no international.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 9:24 am
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Departure Airport: SLC
Miles Needed: 2 segments
Required Spend or Budget: as cheap as possible and as short as possible
Available Travel Dates: 22 - 31 December
Required Metal: UA Metal

Domestic (obviously)
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Old Nov 27, 16, 12:12 pm
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UA:$238 EWR-PSP >5600PQM 4.1cpm

Originally Posted by Meola10 View Post
Departure Airport: EWR
Miles Needed: 5,500 PQM
Required Spend or Budget: $1,500
Available Travel Dates: December Weekends, same day return preferable.
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: UA Metal

Domestic only, no international.
Is the $1500 budget or spend? Assuming budget:

UA:$238 EWR-PSP >5600PQM 4.1cpm
Sat 10 Dec
UA1161 EWR-IAH 0500-0752 A320
UA5288 IAH-PSP 0900-1034 CR7
UA5490 PSP-SFO 1110-1248 CR7
UA779 SFO-EWR 1345-2210 B752(PS)

https://goo.gl/flights/B0eX

Also, do you have status? The 500mi minimum may make more options available.

If you have RPU, might want to see if upgradable...3.5h IAH-PSP in CR7 is tough. Also possible a week earlier, but with shorter routing.

Good luck!

Last edited by wh6cto; Nov 27, 16 at 12:13 pm Reason: Minor rewording
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